2018 The year of Data Protection.

So another year has past us by. As we look forwards what are some of the key events that are likely to affect UK businesses with regards to IT.

The biggest thing by far this year is GDPR, (if you are asking what’s GDPR, yikes… go and google it immediately!) which comes in to affect 25th May 2018.

Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your  approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some  things for the first time and some things differently.

Here is a handy Guide to GDPR 12 steps to take right now. https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf